Monday, June 15, 2009
UP - Movie Review
Starring the voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer and Jordan Nagai.
Directed by Pete Docter.
Pixar can do no wrong.
Saw this with my six oldest kids, and all enjoyed it. Had to take my two-year-old to the bathroom during a crucial scene, so I do want to see it again, probably not until DVD, to see what happened in those three minutes.
I wouldn't say it's the best in the Pixar library, but it's somewhere in the middle. And the middle of Pixar's library get three-and-a-half stars.
Ed Asner voices Carl, a 78-year-old widower who sits in his house alone, pretty much waiting for death. But when circumstances mean he may lose his house and be forced into a retirement community, he fills enough balloons with helium to fly his house away. On to South America!
Except a pudgy wilderness scout is along for the ride.
The story's message - "You're never too old to follow your dreams" - is a nice one, and the villain, revealed late, is one of the scarier ones to appear in a Pixar movie.